If you are injured by a falling tree on public property, can you sue the government? The answer to this question is not always straightforward.
In many cases, a premises liability case may be filed against a public entity if the entity either 1) caused the hazardous condition or 2) received notice of the hazard with enough time to have protected against it.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. In this blog post, we will discuss when you can and cannot sue a public entity for injuries sustained from a falling tree.
Falling Tree Injury on Public Property
If you have been injured by a falling tree on public property, the first step is to determine whether or not the government can be held liable.
To do this, you must consider whether the government entity either caused the hazardous condition or had notice of the hazard with enough time to have protected against it. If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then you may have a premises liability case against the government.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the tree was located in an area that was in a natural condition on unimproved property, then the entity may have immunity and not be held liable for your injuries.
Additionally, if the tree was located in an area where it would not be reasonable for the government entity to have been aware of the hazard, then the entity may not be held liable if it can show it had no notice of the dangerous condition.
We’re Here to Help
If you have been injured by a falling tree on public property, it is important to speak with an experienced premises liability attorney to discuss your legal options.
An attorney can help you determine whether or not the government can be held liable for your injuries and can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.
Call our Los Angeles attorneys at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to get in touch with someone from our team about the details of your case right away. We will fight to recover your full and fair compensation.